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Meaning of 外

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Pinyin: wài
English Definition: outside; in addition; foreign; external
Chinese Definition:
①与“内”、“里”相对:外边。外因。里应(yìng)外合。外行(háng)。
②不是自己这方面的:外国。外路(同“外地”)。外族。外省。外星人。
③指“外国”:外域。外宾。外商。
④称母亲、姐妹或女儿方面的亲戚:外公。外婆。外甥。
⑤称岳父母:外父。外姑(岳母)。
⑥称丈夫:外子(亦指非婚生之子)。
⑦关系疏远的:外人。
⑧对正式的而言,指非正式的:外号(绰号)。外史(指正史以外的野史、杂史和以叙述人物为主的旧小说)。外传(zhuàn)。
⑨传统戏剧角色名:外旦。外末。外净。

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: Night-time divinations ; the supernatural, the foreign
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] evening, night, dusk; slanted
    • [ bo ] divination, fortune-telling; prophecy
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Example Words:
另外 [ lìng wài ]: additional; in addition; besides; separate; other; moreover; furthermore
此外 [ wài ]: besides; in addition; moreover; furthermore
意外 [ wài ]: unexpected; accident; mishap; Classifiers:
外交 [ wài jiāo ]: diplomacy; diplomatic; foreign affairs; Classifiers:
格外 [ wài ]: especially; particularly
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